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Is Your Business Eligible?


Business Waste Line or toll free at 800-325-6165, ext. 3-8899
Monday – Friday, 9a.m. to 4p.m., closed noon -1 p.m. and holidays.

No-Charge Business Hazardous Waste Disposal

Is my business eligible?

To qualify for this no-charge* service your business must be

  • located in King County. (this includes all cities and unincorporated areas – as well as all of Bothell, Pacific and Auburn, and
  • a Small Quantity Generator (SQG)

What is an SQG?

It is a business that

  • produces less than 220 lbs. per month of hazardous waste and
  • produces less than 2.2 lbs. of acutely hazardous waste** per month and
  • stores less than 2,200 lbs. of hazardous waste.

Find more information on rules for SQGs.

You cannot use this no-charge service if you

  • need to regularly dispose of hazardous waste (i.e., monthly)
  • have regular pick-ups by a contracted vendor or
  • create more than 220 lbs/month of hazardous waste, have more than 2,200 lbs stored or create more than 2.2 lbs of extremely hazardous waste.**

If you are not sure if you qualify, contact the Business Waste Line at 206-263-8899.

What wastes can I bring?

Some common wastes are hazardous and do not go in the garbage or down drains. Find out what wastes you can bring to a hazardous waste collection site.

Laboratory Chemicals

No laboratory chemicals without prior review and approval from Local Hazardous Waste Management Program staff. Please contact the business waste line for details (206) 263-8899.

If your business qualifies

Business must fill out a Business Disposal Form prior to drop-off.

If you are not sure if you qualify contact the Business Waste Line at 206-263-8899.

How often can your business use this service?

Your business can visit a maximum of four times a year. If you need to dispose your waste more than this, call the Businesses Waste Line at 206-263-8899 or e-mail for pre-approval.

May I hire a hauler to take my wastes to the facility?

You may use a hauler, however, the preferred option is for the business owner/manager or a company employee to bring the waste themselves.

Do you have unwanted but still useful products?

You may be able to sell or give them away through the Industrial Materials Exchange (IMEX). You may bring them to our Disposal locations or Wastemobile.

Container size and quantity limits

  • No more than 25 gallons (max 220 pounds) of hazardous waste per visit
  • Containers must be 5 gallons or less and weigh less than 60 pounds each
  • All containers regardless of contents are counted as full.

Contact the Business Waste Line at 206-263-8899 if you have more than these limits. We reserve the right to refuse any waste at our facilities.

*A fee charged on garbage/water/sewer bills funds the business hazardous waste disposal program. There is no additional fee to dispose of your hazardous waste materials through this program. 

** Laboratories, medical facilities, pest control operators and other businesses that work with highly toxic or reactive chemicals (called “acutely hazardous wastes”) may produce wastes with a monthly SQG limit of 2.2 pounds. Call the business waste line (206-263-8899) for help or check the “P” list of discarded chemical products

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